Specific conditions for applying for permanent resident (PR)?
As a foreigner, you are eligible to apply for permanent resident if you are:
- The spouse of a Singapore citizen or Singapore permanent resident;
- Unmarried children under the age of 21 who are legally married to a citizen or PR, or are legally adopted or born by a citizen or PR;
- Citizen’s parents;
- Hold an Employment Pass (EP) or S Pass;
- Students studying in Singapore;
- Foreign investors in Singapore.
To ensure that you successfully obtain permanent residency in Singapore through the Professional, Technical Personnel and Skilled Workers scheme (PTS), please remember the following tips:
- You should work in a related industry where you are good at skills.
- The skills you are good at should be what Singapore needs.
- When you apply, it is best if you are under 50 years old.
- A reputable institution will bring a bonus to your application.
- If you have relatives in Singapore, it will be more conducive to applying.
- If you have lived in Singapore for more than 6 months before applying, it will be more beneficial to apply.
EP or S pass holder:
- Standard passport photo
- Valid passport information and official page
- The front and back of the EP or SP permit
- Birth certificate or household registration
- ID card
- Highest degree: transcript
- Recommendation letters from previous employers: nature of employment, working hours and basic salary
- Pay stubs for at least the past six months
- Employer’s letter: date of employment, monthly salary for the past six months, including overtime and allowances, the letter is one month before the application
- IRAS consent form, expressing agreement to ICA (Immigration Authority of Singapore) to verify financial information
- Self-employed persons must present a valid business registration certificate and show the name of the partner
- Self-employed persons present their job-related occupational licenses
- Marriage certificate
- The death certificate or divorce certificate of the previous marriage
- Documents on guardianship of children from previous marriages
- The spouse’s highest education certificate, transcript, professional qualification certificate, etc.
Apply with your spouse
- The travel documents and passport of the spouse
- The birth certificate of the spouse
- Rename the file
- Spouse’s ID card
- About the spouse’s previous divorce certificate and the child’s guardianship documents
Apply for your child
- The child’s passport
- The child’s birth certificate
- Child adoption documents
- A citizen or PR is a spouse or a child who is unmarried and under the age of 21 to apply for a PR
- Citizens apply for PR for their parents
- Holders of Employment Pass or S Pass apply for PR for themselves
- Foreign investors in Singapore, according to the Global Investor Program, apply for permanent residence with the Singapore Economic Development Board
When submitting a PR application, each applicant is required to pay a handling fee of SGD 100.
When obtaining the identity, additional related fees must be paid (including S$20 for entry permit | S$50 for 5-year re-entry permit | S$50 for ID card | S$30 for entry visa, etc.)
Application approval time
After submitting all the necessary documents, the application will take about 6 to 12 months; and currently due to the impact of various factors such as the epidemic, the actual waiting time may be longer.
The application status can be checked online through MyICA; the application result will be notified to the applicant by mail.